Faculty Spotlight: Ericka Merriwether

We sat down with one of the newest members of the Physical Therapy Department Assistant Professor Ericka Merriwether. Here, Dr. Merriwether shares her background with us, her research interests, and her hopes for the upcoming year. What is your background, and what brought you to NYU? I have a clinical doctorate in physical therapy (DPT) […]

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Exercise Balls: How to Pick the Right One

Recently, Professor of Physical Therapy Marilyn Moffat was quoted in the article The Best Exercise Ball in the Wirecutter. In the piece, trainers and physical therapists chimed in on the best exercise balls for different body types and physical fitness levels, and how to determine what’s best for you. Dr. Moffat says: “It is not […]

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Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony

On August 24, 2017 the NYU Steinhardt Doctor of Physical Therapy class of 2017 graduated after three years of dedicated study and clinical experiences. The annual ceremony was held in the NYU Steinhardt Frederick Loewe Theater, and welcomed family and friends of the graduates as well as faculty and staff of the Physical Therapy Department […]

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Interdisciplinary Global Class in Shanghai Highlights Disability

This summer students and faculty from NYU Steinhardt’s Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy programs traveled to Shanghai for the course China: Disability in a Global Context. The class was led by Wen K. Ling, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Sally Poole, Clinical Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy. This interdisciplinary course brought students together from […]

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Dr. Anat Lubetzky Uses Virtual Reality to Conduct Balance Research

This spring, Dr. Anat Lubetzky was interviewed by Reuters about her research on treating Physical Therapy patients with balance issues with virtual reality and a responsive floor mat, which she is currently conducting in collaboration with Dr. Ken Perlin, a computer science professor at NYU Courant. In the study, patients use a pressure sensing mat and […]

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Dr. Marilyn Moffat’s 8 Easy Arm Toning Exercises

Recently Business Insider spoke with NYU Steinhardt’s Dr. Marilyn Moffat about easy ways to tone your arms without heading to the gym. Dr. Moffat recommended 8 quick exercises from her book Age Defying Fitness that can be done at home, or even during some downtime at the office. Check out the article 8 Killer Arm […]

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Physical Therapy Faculty win Steinhardt Faculty Awards!

The PT Department is pleased to announce that two members of our faculty have won 2017 Steinhardt Faculty awards. Many congratulations go out to Dr. Anat Lubetzky and Dr. Marilyn Moffat for their respective achievements! Dr. Anat Lubetzky: 2017-18 Gabriel Carras Award An annual Carras award for promising young scholars was established in 2004. This […]

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Dr. Smita Rao Discusses Kinesiology Tape in News Article

Recently, our own Smita Rao, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy was quoted in an article from online news source Refinery 29. The article, “What the Heck is That Weird Tape People Wear at the Gym?” discusses the benefits of kinesiology tape. The tape, often seen on the bodies of Olympic athletes, is a substitute for […]

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Student Spotlight: Erinn Kary and Global Physical Therapy in Israel

This January Professor of Physical Therapy Elaine Becker took a group of NYU Doctorate of Physical Therapy students abroad for the program Israel: Physical Therapy in a Global Context, which is an optional extension of the required Clinical Observation II and IV course. The purpose of the trip was to analyze the clinical performance of experienced practitioners […]

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